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Daily Call To Action: May 3rd, 2017

May 3, 2017 The Call – #SpecialProsecutor Urge members of Congress to demand that the Deputy Attorney General appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Russia’s interference in the US election, any collusion or contacts with the Trump campaign, and the President’s political and financial connections to Russia.  Both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees have suffered from a combination of staff shortage, Republican deflection and glacial movement. In another disturbing development, Mary McCord, the woman who has led the Justice Department’s investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russia, is leaving and being replaced by former Acting AG Dana Boente (who was willing to defend the Muslim Ban when Sally Yates was fired). In that role, he will oversee the FBI investigation, have responsibility for obtaining FISA warrants, subpoenas and developing cases to prosecute based on the FBI evidence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation after lying to Congress about his own campaign contacts with the Russian ambassador. Trump was reportedly furious that Sessions recused himself. This turn of events raises serious issues as to whether Sessions will indirectly cripple the investigation even as there is a growing body of evidence of Trump campaign associate contacts with Russian government and intelligence officials and new information on what appears to be a coverup of what then acting AG Sally Yates told the White House about former NSA Michael Flynn. Sessions’ motive to hamper the investigation by replacing career lawyers in charge with Trump loyalists is especially strong since the FBI is investigating his own contacts with the Russian officials. Rod Rosenstein, the Trump nominee recently confirmed Deputy Attorney General will now oversee the overall investigation, make determinations whether or not to prosecute individuals and also the person with the power to appoint a special prosecutor. While he was evasive at his confirmation hearing, Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has said Rosenstein assured him he would appoint a special prosecutor, “if needed.” Given the lack of progress in the Senate and House investigations and the legitimate fear that the Trump administration will try to derail the DOJ/FBI investigation, it is imperative that a special prosecutor be appointed. Americans deserve a thorough investigation they can trust and we may not get it unless we demand it. Your Action Call your members of Congress and ask them to demand that the Deputy Attorney General appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the President, his ties to Russia and Russian interference in our election. Script Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m calling to ask [Rep/Sen____] to demand that the Deputy Attorney General appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the president, his ties to Russia and Russian interference in our election. Thanks. I greatly appreciate your time.

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